I Need A Miracle

Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

I need a woman 'bout twice my age
A lady of nobility, gentility and rage
A splendour in the dark, lightning on the draw
Who'll go right through the book and break each and every law

I got a feelin'
And it won't go away, oh no
Just one thing and I'll be OK
I need a miracle every day

I need a woman 'bout twice my height
Statuesque, raven-tressed, a goddess of the night
A secret incantation, candle burning blue (note 1)
We'll consult the spirits, maybe they'll know what to do

And it's real
And it won't go away, oh no
Can't get around and I can't run away
I need a miracle every day

I need a woman 'bout twice my weight
A ton of fun who packs a gun with all that other freight
Find her in a side-show, leave her in LA
Ride her like a surfer riding on a tidal wave

And it's real
Believe what I say
Just one thing that I gotta say
I need a miracle very day

It takes dynamite to get me up
Too much of everything is just enough
One more thing that I gotta say
I need a miracle every day
Notes
(1) in the Egypt 1978 shows, Bob Weir sang: "Thrill me to the marrow on a midnight rendevous"

Grateful Dead Recordings
     studio 1978 Shakedown Street (note 1)
     16 Sep 1978 Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 (CD and DVD)
     21 Oct 1978 Road Trips Volume 1, Number 4 ("From Egypt With Love")
     31 Dec 1978 The Closing Of Winterland (DVD & CD)
      4 May 1979 Live At The Coliseum
      9 Nov 1979 Road Trips Volume 1, Number 1
     28 Dec 1979 Road Trips Vol 3, No 1
     10 Aug 1982 30 Days Of The Dead (2013)
     24 Jul 1987 View From The Vault IV (DVD & CD soundtrack)
      3 Apr 1989 Download Series Vol 9
      8 Oct 1989 Warlocks Box
     16 Oct 1989 Nightfall Of Diamonds
     14 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)
     21 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)
     26 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
     30 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
      8 Jul 1990 View From The Vault (video/DVD & CD soundtrack)
     16 Sep 1990 Dick's Picks Vol 9
     20 Jun 1991 Download Series Vol 11
      8 Dec 1995 Furthur (Ratdog)

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

Notes
(1) also on the compilation The Arista Years


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Grateful Dead Anthology Volume 2 (piano arrangement)

 


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